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TARU SINGH, BHAI (1720-45), the martyr, was a Sandhu Jatt of Puhia village, now in Amritsar district of the Punjab. He was a pious Sikh who tilled his land diligently and lived frugally. Whatever he saved went to his Sikh brethren forced into exile by government persecution. Spied upon by...
TABI DARI, lit. subordination or obedience, was a system of non proprietory but permanent and hereditary land tenure during Sikh rule in the Punjab. The holders of tabi`dan tenure were equivalent to those who since Mughal times had been known as muzari ariimaurusi or occupancy tenants. It was prevalent in...
Singh, Navtej was the son of the well-known Punjabi writer, Gurbakhsh Singh. He did his M.A. in Psychology, and started his career as a political journalist and remained so till his death. He was co-editor of the journal Prit lari and took over its complete charge as editor after the...
SAUNTI, an old village 2 km northeast of Amioh (30"36`N, 76"14`E), in Fatehgarh Sahib district, claims a historical shrine called Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib. It is situated in the open fields over a kilometre to the east of the village and is approached through a cart track going to...
RUPANA. village 7 km south of Muktsar (30° 29"N. 74° 31`E) in Muktsar district of the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Gobind Singh who, according to local tradition, arrived here on 28 Baisakh 1762-25 April 1706 after the battle of Khidrana, now Muktsar. Gurdwara Gurusar Patshahi X, commemorating the visit,...
RANI MAJRA, a village in Patiala district, 16 km northeast of Ambala city (30°23`N, 76° 47`E), claims a historical shrine dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh who, according to local tradition, came here as a child from Lakhnaur. A simple platform, constructed where the Guru had halted about 200 metres north...
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